The Executive Team leads various departments across Hume Community Housing ensuring the smooth running of the organisation and the wellbeing of its customers. Hume has a just over 150 employees with around 28 different languages spoken – helping to enhance communication with customers who are not English speaking. Employees at Hume enjoy flexible work practices and can work in an environment that can be suited to individual employee and customer needs.
The Executive Team is as follows:
Collapsed tab Brad Braithwaite, Chief Executive Officer
Brad joined Hume as Chief Executive Officer in May 2023. Brad is an optimistic and purpose-driven CEO and Non-Executive Director with over 15 years’ experience managing large and diverse teams across the community services, community housing, university, seniors living and health insurance sectors.
Prior to joining Hume, Brad was Interim CEO at Anglicare NSW West, NSW South and ACT having previously been the Deputy CEO for four years. Prior to joining Anglicare, Brad was the Deputy CEO at Argyle Community Housing after nearly a decade in various executive roles at the University of Wollongong, including Director of Strategic Initiatives.
Brad holds a deep passion for serving those less fortunate and believes that a healthy society requires those with means to walk along side and support those without.
Brad has completed post graduate studies in management, having completed an MBA in Social Impact at the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW.
Brad has a focus on commerciality and on creating value for our customers, communities, investors, partners, and employees as well as a strong appetite to deliver on Hume’s strategic growth pillar. He has spent much of his 20+ year executive career identifying and implementing successful growth strategies, and brings to Hume the experience, skills, and entrepreneurial thinking to drive our growth agenda.
Collapsed tab Sean Parker, Chief Financial Officer
Sean joined Hume as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in 2018. Sean has more than 20 years' experience in senior management, including CFO roles for two publicly listed companies.
He has strong finance and risk management skills and recent experience includes strategy and business development responsibilities with a positive impact on stakeholder impact. He is experienced in property funds management and was responsible for large scale financing as well as mergers and acquisitions. He was also responsible for acquisition and development of childcare centres as part of a senior management role with a premium childcare provider.
Sean was elected to the Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation Board in September 2019. Sean is also Chairman of the Board of Gowrie NSW, a leading provider in early learning.
Sean has led Hume's business continuity planning team in responding to the NSW bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic.
Collapsed tab Victor Prasad, Chief Operating Officer
Victor’s expertise across operations and complex organisational change are integral to Hume’s on-going success. He joined us in 2021, initially as Hume’s Executive Manager - Customer Experience. In 2022 he was appointed the additional portfolio as Executive for Hume’s Assets Division. In May 2023 Victor was promoted to the role of Hume’s Chief Operating Officer.
Victor brings to Hume a proven track record of executive level positions across a range of sectors including energy and water. Prior to joining Hume, Victor held executive roles at Hunter Water – a large scale utility provider servicing over half a million customers. Victor has demonstrated commercial and operational experience gained across the Asia Pacific region in the areas of customer service & experience, land development, infrastructure delivery, construction management, community engagement stakeholder and operational management,
Victor is passionate about building inclusive communities where customers facing adversity have opportunities to prosper. His experience leading complex transformation programs and equipping organisations with both the strategic focus and operational capacity to deliver outstanding results has been put to good use at Hume. Victor has successfully implemented Hume’s first Customer Experience strategy, ensuring customer experience at Hume is now a key differentiator and quality indicator setting new benchmarks for the sector.
Victor holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours from the University of Canterbury (NZ), a Post Graduate Diploma of Project Management from Deakin University and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Victor is an Executive Member of the Maitland Business Chamber and holds key relationships across the Community Housing Sector and with senior leaders within government.
Collapsed tab Laura Pollard, Head of Transformation, Strategy and Engagement
Head of Transformation, Strategy and Engagement
Bachelor of Media & Communications
Laura started with Hume as our Business Transformation Program Manager,
before transitioning to Head of Transformation, Strategy and Engagement in
She brings 13 years of experience, working across Australia, Singapore (covering
14 APAC markets) and Switzerland (142 global markets). Laura began her career in
digital strategy; specialising in driving performance-based outcomes, and leading
transformation programs for Australian and global organisations such as NRMA,
Bupa, Mars, Expedia and Bayer. Prior to Hume, Laura played a pivotal role in
leading the Customer Experience (CX) transformation for global pharmaceutical
company, Roche. Her work focused on improving patient outcomes through
innovation in people, processes and technology (including AI).
Laura is leading Hume’s customer and employee focused business
transformation, the People and Culture team and end to end stakeholder
engagement within the Marketing and Communications team.
Laura is highly passionate about Hume, seeing tangible benefits for customers
and improving their experience, bringing communities together, driving positive
change and making a lasting impact in the lives of those we serve.
Collapsed tab Dan Lincoln, Head of Development and Growth
Head of Development and Growth
BA(Hons) Political Science, MSc Conflict, Security and Development,
PGCert Local Government Management
Dan joined Hume as a Senior Development Manager in August 2022 and became
Head of Development and Growth in September 2023.
His career in property development spans 13 years, in both the UK and Australia.
He is driven by a firm belief that safe and secure housing is a fundamental human
right. Through residential development, Dan strives to create a lasting legacy for
the communities he works in.
Since relocating to Australia in 2017, Dan has worked exclusively in the social
and affordable housing sector. He led the rezoning and commercial finalisation
of a mixed tenure project in western Sydney that delivered over 3,500 new
homes for NSW LAHC. He then became LAHC’s Development Director, southern
Sydney. He was responsible for strategic leadership, with a portfolio of 45+ mixed
tenure projects across the development lifecycle, delivering 1,200+ new social
At Hume Dan leads our growth strategy, creating more opportunities for people
Collapsed tab Stephanie Campbell, Head of Governance, Risk and Legal
Head of Governance, Risk and Legal
BA Arts, BA Law(Hons), GradDip Legal Practice
Stephanie joined Hume in November 2022 as Senior Manager Legal, Risk
and Compliance. She is now part of our executive team as Head of Governance,
Risk and Legal.
Stephanie is a qualified legal practitioner and governance professional with
extensive experience in risk and compliance across the public and private
sectors. She provides strategic leadership and oversight of our legal, risk
management, internal audit, policy and compliance functions, and is lead advisor
on significant legal and governance matters.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from
Macquarie University. She was admitted to practice in the NSW Supreme Court
An active community member, Stephanie sits on several boards. She is committed
to developing and implementing best practice standards and procedures which
promote transparency, accountability and good decision making.